Zi-long Yu

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The nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A.C.) is a neurotropic pathogen; stage-III larva invade the human (non-permissive host) central nervous system (CNS) to cause eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis accompanied by immunosuppression. In an A.C.-infectedmouse (another non-permissive host) model, CNS damage-associated T cell immune deficiency(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of the prognostic factors on long-term surgical outcome in myringoplasty. METHODS Retrospective cohort 205 patients (223 ears) with sandwich temporal fascia myringoplasty were analyzed using the multiple logistic regression analysis. The charts of inpatients had undergone myringoplasty before at least 2 years between(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility of vestibulotomy above the displaced facial nerve. METHODS From January 2000 to January 2002, eight patients with severe congenital conductive hearing loss underwent the vestibulotomy above displaced facial nerve and reconstruction of the ossicular chain with a total ossicular replacement prosthesis, which all for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical features, differential diagnosis and management of congenital stenosis of external auditory canal (CSEAC) with cholesteatoma. METHODS The clinical information for 10 cases of CSEAC with cholesteatoma was retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS The patients' ages ranged from 4.75 to 22 years (average 12 years). The(More)
Human schistosomiasis, caused by Schistosoma species, is a major public health problem affecting more than 700 million people in 78 countries, with over 40 mammalian host reservoir species complicating the transmission ecosystem. The primary cause of morbidity is considered to be granulomas induced by fertilized eggs of schistosomes in the liver and(More)
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